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08-31-2008, 07:48 AM
Aug. 31, 1834 – Italian composer Amilcare Ponchielli was born Paderno Fasolaro, in Italy. His ballet “Dance of the hours” (from his opera La Gioconda) would be featured in Disney’s “Fantasia.”
Aug. 31, 1903 – One of the great pioneers of animation Hugh Harman was born in Pagosa Springs, Co. (he would first work at Walt Disney Studio’s in Kansas City before going onto start the Warner Brothers and MGM animation Studios with Rudolf Ising.)
Aug. 31, 1924 – Buddy Hackett, famed comedic actor and 2003 Disney Legend Honoree, and who portrayed Tennessee \ Steinmetz in Disney’s “The Love Bug,” and supplied the voice of Scuttle in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,”was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Aug. 31, 1928 – Actor James Coburn, the voice of Henry J. Watermouse in Disney’s 2001 “Monsters, Inc.” was born in Laurel, Ne.
Aug. 31, 1935 – The Disney Mickey Mouse cartoon “Pluto’s Judgement Day” was released.
Aug. 31, 1938 – Walt and Roy Disney placed a $10,000 deposit on a 51-acre property on Buena Vista street in Burbank, Ca.This land would be used for a new studio.
Aug. 31, 1948 – Walt Disney circulated a memo in his studio describing ideas for an amusement park, which he calls “Mickey Mouse Park.”
Aug. 31, 1951 – Disney’s Goofy cartoon “Get Rich Quick” was released.
Aug. 31, 1964 – The Dapper Dans Sang at the ground-breaking ceremony for the $24 million Anaheim Stadium. They sang “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” with Mrs. Jack Norworth, the widow of the composer.
Aug. 31, 1965 – The U.S. Forest Sevice announced it has received six bids to develop a ski resort on Mineral King in Ca. A $35 million proposal from Disney is one of two leading candidates. Disney’s proposal included up to 27 chair lifts (with a capacity for 11, 400 seats per hour), hotels for up to 3,000 guests, and ten-story underground parking for 3,600 cars. (The resort would never be built)

08-31-2008, 10:56 AM
Cool, thanks:thumbsup:

08-31-2008, 03:54 PM
:thumbsup: Wow! great stuff today! Thanks Vince.:thumbsup:

08-31-2008, 05:00 PM

08-31-2008, 06:24 PM

Love reading this stuff every day!

09-01-2008, 09:44 AM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey:

09-01-2008, 10:14 PM
Thanks Vince.

09-02-2008, 12:40 AM
Thank You Vince, ;)

09-02-2008, 08:01 AM
Thanks Vince!:thumbsup: